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05 April 2017

Stellar explosion and quantum drama claim top prizes in Quantum Shorts film festival

“Novae” has won the top prize in this year’s Quantum Shorts film festival which is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at …

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30 March 2017

New quantum device could make contactless payment transactions more secure

A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new collaboration has found.

In partnership with Nokia and Bay Photonics, NQIT researchers at Oxford University Department of Physics have devised an innovative system for transmitting quantum keys that can d


06 March 2017

Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Andy Collins, the manager of the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) in Bristol, who gave a short talk about this incubator programme that has been set up to help entrepreneurially minded scientists start up a company based on quantum or quantum inspired research.

He told us about the fellowship programme they run, which provides mentorship, training and support, with a view to building the infrastructure needed for the growth of quantum based in


03 March 2017

RSK Director George Tuckwell accepts Honorary Professorship

We are delighted that George Tuckwell, Divisional Director for Geoscience and Engineering at RSK, has accepted an Honorary Professorship within the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Hub Director Professor Kai Bongs, said ‘George Tuckwell is providing outstanding contributions to our quantum technology innovation work in gravity sensing. He combines fantastic real-world application expertise,
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21 February 2017

Professor Daniele Faccio made Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

QuantIC’s Professor Daniele Faccio joins HRH The Duke of Cambridge, BBC Presenter Kirsty Wark and Chief Scientific Advisor to HM government, Sir Mark …

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16 February 2017

QuantIC’s Professor Miles Padgett receives 2017 Max Born Award from The Optical Society

QuantIC’s Principal Investigator and one of the University of Glasgow’s leading researchers has received a major award in recognition of his contribution to …

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08 February 2017

New research from QuantIC on gas imaging published in Optics Express

New technology from QuantIC which could offer the oil and gas industry a cheaper way to visualise methane gas is taking one step …

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03 February 2017

QuantERA Call for Proposals in Quantum Information

QuantERA Network is pleased to announce its first call for proposals in the field of Quantum Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies (Q-ICST).

Submitted proposals should explore collaborative advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of quantum technologies and help Europe grasp leadership early on in promising future technology areas.

Funding: EUR 34 M


03 February 2017

New Blueprint for Large-Scale Quantum Computing

NQIT-supported researchers at the University of Sussex have just published their latest work: a practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer.

This new blueprint is the work of an international team of scientists from the University of Sussex (UK), Google (USA), Aarhus University (Denmark), RIKEN (Japan) and Siegen University (Germany).


03 February 2017

QuantIC attends Photonics West 2017

QuantIC took another step towards increasing its international and industry profile by exhibiting for the first time at Photonics West 2017. As part …

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